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Today at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Stories, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays for children 18-35 months with a…


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Electra Doren (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Burkhardt (10:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)
Stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years with an adult caregiver.…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ear…


Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. …


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes! Mix up some colorful pancake batter and make art o…


Today at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Get help with homework assignments.  Laptops will be available for students…


Today at Northmont (4:45 PM)
This is a no-sew kid friendly craft for those in grades 4th-8th.  Materials…


Today at W. Carrollton (5:00 PM)
Does your child need practice reading·  Come to this monthly program…


Tomorrow at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

           

Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects

The Dayton Metro Library has selected the Dayton Design Collaborative – a partnership among LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle – to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. These three local firms will work with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovate and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch; renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library.

Four other firms were pre-qualified for consideration for the 13 projects slated for the remaining three segments of the facilities plan:

  • Bostwick Design Partnership with APP Architecture
  • HBM Architects
  • John Poe Architects and Annette Miller Architects
  • Matrix/Moody-Nolan

"When interviewing the finalists we wanted to be certain the firms selected really understood the special mission of a library," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "These cannot just be attractive buildings. They must also be functional, cost effective, and lasting," he said.

The firms were selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees and senior library staff after reviewing proposals received through an open Request for Qualifications process. The RFQ specified a team approach to ensure that the project will be designed by professionals with a strong local presence and proven expertise creating libraries for 21st century needs. The Architect of Record had to be a Montgomery County firm, and proposals were scored on the quality and capacity of the local firm. Other selection criteria included documented experience creating inspiring library designs, quality of supporting consultants, experience with Main libraries, and the ability to design all projects in the initial segment.

"We are excited about the capabilities and vision the selected firms will bring to the process to transform our libraries to meet the current and future needs of our community," said Kambitsch.

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